“Oooh! Wotsthat??!” I exclaimed as the 476 bus whizzed through North London just the other day. A poster advertising what looked like a cookery telly show, thatswot. But Roux Jr’s lovely, smiley, dark-eyed face was strangely replaced by a frown, a glare – rather scary. He was joined by a terrifying looking Rick Stein and Angela Hartnett seemed grumpy as heck. What could this mean? All these amazing chefs judging one show together – gonna be a-MAZING, amirite?
The Roux Scholarship 2013 is a mish-mash of a programme. After the series opener it seems to be two parts Masterchef: The Professionals and one part The Apprentice. We return from each commercial break to meet our hosts, Roux Jr and his near incomprehensible uncle. For some reason they are at the top of the gherkin tower muttering “WHO will be the winner of the Scholarship for 2013?” and “only ONE can be declared our winner!”
I could talk at length about this but, as usual, Mr Danny Baker sums up correctly: Read the rest of this entry »